Don Young Port of Alaska in Anchorage
Don Young Port of Alaska in Anchorage

Don't Worry

Published: January 30, 2018


At 12:39 a.m. on the night of the great Alaska tsunami that wasn’t, the Anchorage Office of Emergency Management sent out an email of a “tsunami warning until 01:35 a.m.”

It was fake news, but most of the residents of Alaska’s largest urban area would be unaware for at least the next 26 minutes.

Not until 1:01 a.m. would come another e-mail notifying them that “there is no tsunami warning for the Anchorage area and vicinity. We are *outside*  the danger zone. Please do not call 911 unless you have an emergency. Thank you, APD Dispatch.”

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